416 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 416 AREA CODE
416-222-6389
Saolsbury Hill South
(1989-1990)
Farrell McGovern
416-223-1400
The Kongo
(1988-1989)
Adrian Hascal
416-223-2625
Toronto, ONT
PET BBS TPUG, TPUG
(1982-1985)
PET BBS
416-223-3067
Uptown
(1986)
Jack Cox
416-226-9260
Ontario, CN
CANADA 1, Canada 1 Fido, CBBS Willodale, CBBS Willowdale, FIDO #321 CANADA-1, FIDO #321: CANADA-1, Rose Media, Rose Media USR Dual, Willowdale CBBS
(1984-1994)
Vic KassCBBS, FIDO
416-227-4103
Imperial Terran Traders, Imperial Terran Traders HST, R12 Echo Coord HST, Reg 12 EchoCoord
(1988-1989)
Mark Hockings
416-227-4660
Niagara South BBS, Niagara South School BBS
(1989-1994)
Cliff WarrinerWildcat
416-229-6834
Swashbucklers'
(1987)
Emulex
416-231-0406
CanadaRemote10
(1986)
Jud Newell
416-231-0538
Canada Remote Sys PCB47 3gB, CanadaRemote4, PC-Canada, RCP/M Ontario, RCP/M Toronto, Toronto RCP/M 4
(1984-1991)
Jud Newell, The Newells, Doug PeelPCBoard
416-231-0669
Humber Queensway BBS
(1988-1991)
Kevin Adams, VE3OOZPCBoard
416-231-1105
CanadaRemote13
(1986)
Jud Newell
416-231-1262
CanadaRemote6, RCP/M Ontario, RCP/M System Two, RCP/M Toronto, Toronto RCP/M 6
(1983-1986)
Jud Newell
416-231-4174
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN
Mississaugua Ontario HUG RCP/M
(1983)
Heath Users' Group
416-231-4296
Trans-Canada Sysop Network
(1988)
Mark Windrim
416-231-8078
CanadaRemote, CanadaRemote9
(1986)
Jud Newell
416-231-9392
Inner Sphere, The Phantasmagoria
(1987-1999)
Mark HennyeyTAG, BBS-PC, Xenolink
"The Inner Sphere began as a BattleTech-related BBS and became world famous as THE place for BattleTech support. After I got sick of the way FASA was handling the game, 1991-1992, we expanded coverage to Horror and SF/Fantasy and changed the name to the Phantasmagoria. I fought the Web long and hard, but eventually succumbed to the lack of interest. And a major hard drive failure." - Mark Hennyey
416-231-9538
RCP/M System One
(1983-1985)
416-232-0269
RCP/M Ontario, RCP/M Toronto
(1984-1985)
416-232-0442
Canada Remote Sys PCB47 3gB, RCP/M Ontario
(1984-1991)
Jud Newell
416-232-0861
Dart Board
(1987-1988)
Jay Newell
416-232-2644
RCP/M Mississauga HUG
(1983-1985)
416-233-9539
Ace'ers, Acer's, Acer's BBS, Toronto South West
(1987-1990)
Steve Bellis
416-234-9840
The ASCII Exchange HST
(1989)
Rob Benner
416-237-0308
Etobicoke, ON
Generic BBS, Generic, pro-generic, pnet91/Generic, Pnet 91, Pro-Generic
(1987-1991)
Matthew Montano/Ram ChipWWIII, GBBS, pro-line, pnet, SCO Unix Sys V
"Ran on a Mac SE, through a Apple IIe and IIg and finally a 386/20 with 4MBs of RAM (wow!) running real SCO Unix System V and connected to the Internet (as it existed at that time) through UUCP! Users had real xxx@pnet91.cts.com Internet email accounts, back in 1989. Those were the days..." - Matthew Montano
416-237-1204
Etobicoke, ON
Pnet/91 Generic, pnet91/generic, THE CRUCIBLE <>
(1989-1991)
Matthew Montano ('mmontano')
416-241-3263
Computec Systems
(1989)
Raj Agnihotri
416-242-7746
Toronto, ON
The Wall
(1987-1996)
Roger WatersRATSoft ST
"...although not always at that number (that was the last one). Ran on several Atari 8-bit and ST systems, on several storage/modem/software configurations. Alas, internet killed the BBS star - not to mention that "B!ll G@t#$" killing the Atari community. But they were fun times." - Roger Waters
416-244-9999
The Crucible
(1989-1991)
Tom Mickus
416-251-7341
Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
The Matrix
(1988)
Rodimus PrimeColor 64
416-252-9692
Humber College BBS
(1988-1991)
VE3OOZ (?)
416-253-5900
Toronto, CANADA
SMARTalec
(1989-1994)
Glenn MenziePCBoard
"Renamed to the Port Credit Bulletin Board (905-278-9495) after moving from Toronto to Port Credit." - Derren Whiteman
416-264-4958
Real Mac, Eh?
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
416-265-3984
Toronto, ON
The Hack BBS
(1987-1990)
Frank Ch. EiglerAmiga
416-265-4025
Argentic, The Silver Lining, The Silver Service
(1989-1991)
Sterling Chipperfield
416-265-8253
Softor Systems
(1988-1997)
Derek Finlay, Wayne Finlay
416-266-1881
Computek
(1989-1992)
Glenn Taylor
416-266-9010
Toronto Ontario,
The Forbidden Zone
(1987-1996)
The Terminator (Barrie Jones)Customised version of Forem
"The software was radically rewritten over time, running on an Atari 130XE, with a 1 Meg MIO Card and at that time, a huge 32 Meg hard drive!!! Eventually, it was ported to a PC and ran on a 486, in DOS, the software in Quick Basic 4.5, with a 6 CD changer and various hard drives... The theme of it was a post apocalyptic future... Many of the screens simulated a 3d windows look...." - Barrie Jones
416-270-6407
Mississauga, ON
The Paradise City
(1989-1994)
Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson (Matt Mogilnicki)Renegade
416-272-4878
AmigaValley
(1988)
416-273-3011
Toronto, ONT
Mississauga Ontatio HUG-RCP/M
(1982)
Toronto Health Users GroupRCP/M
416-274-8563
Affairs!
(1988)
Wildcat
416-279-0907
KickStart, Kickstart BBS
(1988-1995)
Chris KawchukAmiExpress
416-283-5027
Can-Am
(1988)
416-284-0407
Shadow Vale
(1989)
Keith Robb
416-286-6191
EGS/Philo, EGSGate, Net 250 Gateway, Philo
(1987-1993)
Donald O'Shaughnessy, Don O'Shaughnessy
416-288-9412
SSH Info System, SSH! BBS
(1987-1989)
Gil Tennant, Gil Tennant
416-293-7069
High Pressure
(1989)
Jason Judge
416-294-7876
Mining Connexion
(1988-1990)
Milton Lamb
416-294-9677
Crusader's Circle, Crusaders Circle
(1988-1989)
Norman Tomlins
416-296-0074
Eaton's Scarborough
(1986)
David Barrett
416-297-4780
Metro Opus Reference Exchange
(1989)
Iain Grant
416-297-7250
Crystal Palace
(1989)
Mark Abela
416-298-9904
TBBS Scarborough
(1987-1989)
Greg Small
416-322-7876
Toronto, ON
ZOOiD (The Zoo of Ids), ZOOiD BBS
(1987-1992)
David Mason, Lyn Fincham, Marc MoorcroftCustom - M1 (C64), Xenix, UNIX
"The system was called ZOOiD and started in 1987 until 1992, when it merged into Internex Online (io.org), Toronto's first IAP for individuals. zooid.org is still serving shell access to individuals." - David Mason
416-332-5745
Twin Oaks Opus
(1988)
John Macmillan
416-332-6387
Halton Information Network, Net 259 West
(1989-1991)
Al Bourke
416-332-7078
Valarey Main
(1989-1990)
Kevin Tyler
416-333-1279
Burlington, Ontario
Milo's Meadow BBS
(1983-1990)
Michael Hier / John StevensPocket Modem BBS / By Julius C. on Atari
"Inspired by the wonderful scribblings of one Berkley Breathed and the stories of Bloom County, we ran a fun (and VERY busy) BBS out of the corner of a bedroom in Burlington, Ontario. There were many characters on this board from all walks of life. Some noteables: Hank!, 7 foot Dave, Sheila & Dan, Julian & Shirley-Mae, the ever-so-cute Nicole, Wendy & Carcass (Marcus) It was a way for all to unite in a common interest... ...the parties were awesome too! If only I could find the time to port the software... Cheers!" - Michael Hier
416-335-6620
Hamilton, ONT
Hamilton Area Packet Radio Network (HAPN), RCP/M HAPN Hamilton
(1982-1983)
Stu BealRCP/M
416-336-0075
BURLINGTON HUB, Nirvana
(1988-1990)
Joel Potvin
416-338-8651
Oakville, ON
The Far Side/Downloaders Anonymous(DA)
(1987-1991)
Neal BhattFido, Opus
"The Far Side was part of CyberNet and was a PD (Public Domain) board. Later became a pirate warez board with 0-day elite warez called Downloaders Anonymous (DA)"
416-340-9681
Blackstar Systems
(1989)
Jim Duffield
416-343-2325
Eaton's Toronto, Trans-Canada Sysop Network
(1986-1987)
Mark Windrim, Dann Porter
416-356-8007
Niagara Falls, ON
Valhalla BBS
(1988-1992)
Damian RogersOpus
"Run on an IBM system (cheaper hard drives), the BBS was largely a source of Amiga shareware. Text-based games such as TradeWars were also popular. As a member of FidoNet (1:247/202), carried a number of FidoNews groups." - Damian Rogers
416-358-8473
The Power Station HST
(1988-1990)
Matthew LococoWildcat
416-358-9096
Dragon's Lair
(1988)
Wildcat
416-366-2069
CFTR/CPG BBS
(1987-1991)
Bob SaintPCBoard
416-367-0917
Software Canada Online
(1987-1991)
John Tyerman
416-367-2336
The Electronic Herald
(1988)
Richard Luke
416-372-2427
AQ Board, The AQ Bulletin Board
(1986-1991)
Don TurnbullPCBoard
416-372-3198
Cobourg, Ontario
ACE BBS
(1988-1991)
Allan CrisfordWildcat
416-374-7615
Niagara Falls, ON
BoarderLine BBS, BoarderLine HST, Eastern Canada, NIAGARA, NIAGARA EAST
(1988-1990)
James MackayOpus, Magnus
416-384-2015
On the Edge
(1989-1990)
Ben Henriksen
416-391-1985
Katnet I
(1988)
Tom Shapiro
416-391-2542
The Guest House
(1988-1994)
Warren Lo
416-421-0938
DLJ
(1988-1989)
David Lloyd-Jones
416-422-3152
Bunch of 7, CyberSquid, EAST END HUB
(1987-1994)
Michael Wallis, Ron Sharp
416-423-3265
BBS The BULL
(1983-1985)
416-427-0268
A.M.C.I.S. I, AMCIS1, Toronto East
(1987-1988)
John Dunn
416-427-0682
FCAU IBM NET HST, Reg 12 EchoCoord
(1987-1988)
Bill Freads
416-427-8628
C.G.L., FCAU-IBM Net HST
(1989)
Bill Freads
416-428-0978
Assoc of Cdn Sysops, Association of Canadian Sysops, District 40 EchoCoord, YCN
(1988-1989)
Dan Edwards
416-428-2022
Ontario East, Ontario East Opusnet
(1988)
Tom Wilson
416-428-2486
Durham Net, DURHAM WEST, Net 229 Echo Coordinator, The Scuba Tank
(1988-1990)
Wayne Thomson
416-428-3568
AJAX-PICKERING HUB, DURHAM NET, Ont. Police Journal, Ontario Police Journal OnLine!, POLICE HUB, Police Journal Online, West Durham Ajax/Whitby HUB, West Durham Net HUB
(1988-1992)
Rick Bates, RICK BATES
416-429-1700
Ontario Science Centre, OscienceC
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
416-430-2046
Ghost Rider I, GhostRiderI, Southwest HUB
(1987-1988)
Lynn Morrison
416-430-3812
Birdz'n Bytes, Central Durham BBS, Durham Net West, Durham Systems (Online), The Durham Mailer (Online)
(1989-1994)
Paul Chantler
416-430-7303
Forum ST PD Software
(1989-1991)
Don Linscombe
416-431-6836
Connection, The CONNECTION, The CONNECTION HST, Toronto North East
(1987-1991)
Ron Provost
416-432-3212
C.D.C.
(1989)
Tom Wilson
416-434-5833
Oshawa, ON
Alternative Information Service, East Durham Net HUB, The Connection BBS, The CONNECTION HST!
(1989-1995)
Ron Provost
416-436-2733
The Den BBS
(1989-1990)
Barry Sweetman
416-436-9321
DURHAM NET, Ghost Rider II, TERMINUS
(1987-1988)
James White
416-439-0493
M-31 BBS, M31
(1988-1991)
Babar Khan
416-439-1166
PC Info ONLINE
(1987)
Ron Provost
416-444-2028
R12 Echo Coord, R12 Echo Coord HST, REC-12, Reg 12 EchoCoord, The Aviation BBS, The Aviation HST, Toronto North East, Toronto South East
(1989-1990)
Mike Carr
416-445-5192
Toronto, ONT
Logic Inc, PMS - Logic Inc.
(1984-1985)
PMS
416-445-6696
Ontario, CN
NET-WORKS Toronto, TORONTO
(1982-1985)
NET-WORKS
416-446-2837
Union Jack
(1989)
Jake Rich
416-447-8458
PMS - Logic Inc.
(1983)
416-449-5605
-=Dash*Net=- System #1
(1988)
Charles Hung
416-452-0408
Net 259 North, S.L.C. BBS Brampton, SLC BBS, SLC I The Dream Board, Toronto North West
(1987-1992)
Steve Calvert
416-453-1081
SerialBowl!
(1988)
416-453-3980
SLC II The Death Board, SLC ][, SLC ][ The Death Board, SLC ][ The Death Brd
(1989-1992)
Steve Calvert
416-454-4880
U.S.S Alliance, USS Alliance BBS Brampton
(1988-1991)
Rick Szajkowski
416-454-9264
Virtually Macintosh
(1987-1988)
John O'Connor
416-455-0574
Clone Systems, Clone Systems I, Net 259 North, ViberCom Systems, VyberCom Systems
(1989-1995)
Mike Thompson
416-455-3610
Enterprise Online, KickStart II, Premium Data Systems
(1989-1992)
Mike Kelly
416-458-5850
The Phoenix
(1988-1991)
Kevin Backs
416-458-6252
JAFO
(1988)
Steven D'amelio
416-461-2110
Toronto CBBS
(1984)
Dennis Breckenridge
416-461-4219
Nuts and Bolts
(1987-1988)
Shawn Knight
416-461-6031
Symbiotic Systems HST
(1988)
Keith Medcalf
416-462-9041
Millennium II
(1989)
Al Evans
416-462-9660
Millennium II
(1987-1988)
Al Evans
416-463-9360
Toronto, Ontario
Micro/Access
(1983-1993)
Max SouthallCustom by Bob Kamins and Max Southall
"The Micro/Access BBS system grew out of the need to service the product line of the JLS/Vidtek Big Board project. The JLS Big Board was a reincarnation with hardware and software enhancements of the original Ferguson Big Board Z80 single board computer system sold to hobbyists. Redesigned by Joe L. Sutherland, with input from Bob Kamins, with later hardware, firmware and software fixes by Max Southall, it was a solid CP/M-80 based system which also was the basis for the Xerox 820 series. Customers (or any others) of the Big Board were charged $50 a year for access, which eventually included email access to the then research-oriented internet. There were hundreds of paying customers. The BBS software based on Bob Kamins' work was written in Microsoft's BASIC, and compilation was with Microsoft's M80 compiler.

"Eventually Max Southall completely rewrote Stuart Lynne's (yes, the later ICANN chairman) UUPC program and incorporated an email program interface, all in assembler, which connected the Micro/Access BBS users via UUCP to Unix-based internet-based communications.

"Prior to 1985, the system was known online as the Vidtek system, which grew out of manufacturing video and CP/M boards for the Apple ][ clone systems. SCSI hard disk subsystems were manufactured and sold for the Big Board and sold all over the world, and the BBS used the same hardware as was sold to customers." - Max Southall

416-465-1018
Symbiotic Systems
(1988)
Keith Medcalf
416-465-2331
Toronto, ONTARIO
MetroHUB 3, PN Junction, Toronto North East
(1986-1991)
Jim Nikolich
"The name PN-Junction came from the last names of myself and the buddy who helped create and maintain the BBS throughout it's lifetime (Al "P"ayne, Jim "N"ikolich), and seemed clever since we were both studying electronics at the time and a PN Junction is the basic building block of diodes, transisters, and ultimately CPUs and other ICs. Throughout most of that era, the BBS ran the DOS-based Fido BBS software, starting with Fido 11J. During 1992-1993, Al and I rented a house together, and eventually got quite a networked lab going (all based on ARCnet and PowerLAN) in our basement - I think we may have had 6 machines ganged together at one point. It was Al's idea to name the nodes after the Pleiades (sisters of greek mythology), and hence the name "Pleiades Systems - Pleione Node". Throughout this time we ran mainly the DOS-based PCBoard software as well as a front-end called FrontDoor. It was also at this time when Al and I were, respectively, the NetCoordinator and NetEchomailCoordinator for Net 250, covering the Greater Toronto Area.

At the end of 1993, Al and I went on to find our own separate apartments, but kept our respective BBSes running throughout. t was at this time that my BBS changed its name to CompEuphoria (which I just thought was a cool name). It was also early-on in this time when Net250 obtained a gateway to the USENet newslists, which I took immediate advantage of. Since the BBS has always free for public use throughout it's ten-year lifetime, CompEuphoria became one of the earliest BBSes that I know of to make USENet mail available for free to the BBS community at-large.

It was in 1993 that I registered my first Internet domain name, "euphoria.com". My contact-ID at Network Solutions was "JN13", indicating that I was the thirteenth person/entity in the world with the initials J and N to register a domain name. I'm pretty proud of that, but I gave up the historical contact ID when I got fed up with NSI and moved my domain name over to Register.com a couple of years ago. It was with much regret that CompEuphoria ended it's BBS days at the end of 1996, but by that time I had moved to New York City, and found it very difficult to administer the BBS from remote. I now have two domain names - "euphoria.com" and "compeuphoria.com", and one of these days I will reincarnate CompEuphoria, preserving as best I can the original look-and-feel of the BBS, offering people a chance to experience the 80's version of the Internet." - Jim Nikolich

416-465-7752
Another BBS System?
(1987-1991)
Mark Bowman
416-466-0991
MicroMail
(1987-1988)
Ray Sauriol
416-466-3368
Symbiotic Systems HST
(1989)
Keith Medcalf
416-466-5031
Laserplex!
(1988)
Mark Bryan
416-466-7607
Parallax Communications
(1986)
Ray Sauriol
416-466-9343
Millennium III
(1989-1996)
Ted Whitton
416-468-5137
The Other Side
(1988-1990)
Matthew Gordon
416-469-2681
White Lightning, Whitelightning
(1989-1992)
Ken Patience
416-470-6027
The Servant's Quarters
(1988-1991)
Mark Williams, Ron WilliamsPCBoard
416-471-5187
Markham Test
(1986)
Scott Magnan
416-471-5229
Pete's Place
(1988-1999)
Peter Bruneau, Peter Brownwater
416-471-7932
Servant's Quarters I, Servant's Quarters QBBS, The Servant's Quarters, The Servant's Quarters (CFN), The Servant's Quarters BBS
(1989-1994)
Mark WilliamsPCBoard
416-475-7886
FileHUB 7, Greater Toronto Area HUB 7, MetroHUB 7, NaNet HUB 7, UseNet HUB 7, Utopia Planitia, Utopia Planitia BBS
(1986-1997)
Andrew Bishop, Alan HeighwayTelegard
416-480-0551
The Genetic Research Vat
(1988)
Paul Nybida
416-480-0630
The Metro Exchange
(1987)
Jeff Giddy
416-481-6818
Viz Board
(1989-1990)
Tom Pan
416-481-7889
FactLand
(1986-1987)
David McKellarCustom
416-481-9295
Piper's Pub, Pipers Pub
(1988-1991)
John Aitken
416-483-0566
North York, ON
Acting Net 250 NC, ConSoft, Constellation Software, Constellation Systems, Crux Australis, Eastern Canada, FileHUB 10, FileHUB 2, Kappa Alpha Lodge, Mad Dog & Glory I, Metro Toronto Net, MetroHUB 10, MetroHUB 2, NaNet HUB 2, Net 250 Acting NEC, Net 250 Help Site, Net 250 InterNet Gate, Net 250 NC, Net 250 NC ConSoft, Net 250 NEC (Acting), Net 250 Treasurer, Net 250 UseNet Mail, Net 250 UUCP Gate, S. Constellation Enterprises, SysNL Registration, The Constellation Board, The Constellation I, Toronto MetroNET, UUCP HUB 2
(1988-1995)
Luke Kolin, Software Help, James Korolas, TBA, Vacant (election in progress), T.B.A.
416-484-0549
Net 250 EchoHUB 2, SwitchBoard I, SwitchBoard II, The Switchboard
(1988-1992)
Dan Armstrong, Luke Kolin
416-484-0607
Excalibur, Generic
(1988-1999)
James Roscoe
416-484-4206
The Third Wave
(1988)
Tim Young
416-484-9454
Net 250 EchoHUB, Net 250 EchoHUB 1, SwitchBoard I, SwitchBoard II, Switchboard ][, The Switchboard ][
(1989-1992)
Dan Armstrong, Luke Kolin, Net 250 NEC
416-484-9663
E-MX RCP/M, RCP/M OsBoard
(1984-1985)
Simon Ewins
416-485-3670
The Dialog Box
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
416-486-9533
Fahrenheit 486
(1989-1990)
Paul Galpern
416-487-2889
PC Pub
(1986)
Andrew Jones
416-487-3685
The Archiver's BBS, TORONTO SOUTH
(1988)
Mike Sharma
416-487-4134
PC PUB II, PCPUB, TORONTO
(1987-1988)
Andrew Jones, ANDREW JONES
416-487-5933
PC Flagship II
(1988-1992)
John Woolsey
416-487-7679
PC Flagship, PC Flagship I
(1987-1991)
John Woolsey
416-487-9093
Metastasio's, MeTaStAsIo'S BBS
(1988-1995)
Wayne Ho, Ming Ho
416-488-0733
The French Connection
(1987-1988)
Richard Betel
416-488-3030
Info Phone
(1988)
Andrew Hayes
416-489-0454
No Particular Name
(1987-1988)
The HyaenaGBBS Pro
416-489-4890
The Lucubration Station, TORONTO NORTH
(1987-1988)
Jamie Mason
416-496-2202
TBBS Scarborough
(1988)
Greg Small
416-497-5147
The Party Line
(1988)
Joshua Chalhoub
416-497-9884
Book of Legends BBS, Downloader's Annonymous, Downloader's Anonymous
(1988-1994)
Paul Andersen, Paul AndersonTelegard, PCBoard
416-499-7023
Toronto, ONT
BBS IBM Hostcomm Toronto, Hostcomm Toronto (Password: IBMPC)
(1983-1985)
416-504-9996
Toronto, Ontario
The Rabbit Hole
(1989-1995)
Carrington VanstonHermes, then later FirstClass
416-523-0251
Triangle, Triangle BBS
(1988-1991)
Jason Dunn
416-525-9491
Doors of Perception
(1989)
Ron Romhanyi
416-527-5461
The Last Unicorn
(1989)
Wildcat
416-528-9781
Brain Dead HST
(1989)
Richard Illes
416-529-6710
The TROFF
(1988)
416-532-2329
Nuts and Bolts Message Line
(1989-1990)
Shawn Knight
416-532-3791
Nuts and Bolts, Nuts and Bolts Games Line, Ontario East Fidonet
(1988-1990)
Shawn KnightFidoNet
416-533-2216
Manhandler
(1989-1990)
Gary Innerbichler
416-533-4538
Cornerstone BBS
(1989-1990)
Chris Capon
416-533-5532
Toronto, ON
Rock I, The ROCK BBS, WaterDeep
(1987-1997)
BBS-PC, Renegade
"A Social BBS with relaxed ideals. Everyone was welcome - leachers were actually forced to write emails and play online games to regain file download points. The ROCK BBS spawned THE ROCK NET which enhanced the social environment and brought together a bunch of Sysops friends on a regular basis. A few BBSes were even long distance and checked in for messages from Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax. Sysop Note: I was stunned to find someone actually retained a lost of old BBSes running in the 416 area. Still I'm glad these system and the individuals that ran them are remembered. It was a major part of my social life back then. We held events and even had about 50 T-shirts made up. I wish I kept it going. But my life afte a bad breakup was not stable enough to keep the BBS running in any one place. The ROCK NET kept running for a few years after. Without my own BBS I lost interest and by 1998 as the internet had taken over I was out of the BBS scene in Toronto. Pity!" - Robert Kennedy
416-536-3785
The Body Shoppe
(1987-1989)
Kori Ayukawa
416-538-1628
Toronto, Ontario, ON
Warp Six
(1985-2001)
VariousProprietary
"Originally, self-written software on an Apple II, now an Internet newsgroup at warpsixbbs.homeip.net" - RadfordR
416-538-8373
The Electronic Scribe
(1989)
Larry Rice
416-542-3732
The Diving Board II
(1989-1990)
Richard Best
416-544-0011
Track36
(1988)
416-545-6574
The Micro Shop's Com1
(1989)
Mike Poczynek
416-545-8626
Online Ontime
(1988)
Adele Gardiner
416-560-5546
Hamilton, Micro-Shops Com1 HST, Network Control, Network Control HST
(1989-1991)
Mike Poczynek
416-563-4251
City Gate Ministries, City Gate RBBS
(1988-1992)
Rev Derek Mathers
416-573-9540
Fatal Error
(1988)
Ron Harwood
416-574-1313
Info Source Canada HST
(1989-1990)
Eric Feistmantl
416-574-3425
The Tow Line HST
(1989)
Dennis McIndless
416-575-5363
RMH System, Rose Media, The Penthouse
(1989-1996)
Dan Orriss
416-575-9011
The Toilet Seat
(1987-1997)
John Howard
416-579-4792
Ontario East, Ontario East Opusnet
(1987)
Tom Wilson
416-579-7352
The Enterprise BBS
(1988)
John Robb
416-588-2841
Adam IBM Net
(1986)
Bill Freads
416-591-7952
Club Mac
(1988-1991)
Red Ryder Host
416-593-1986
MAC NET, MAC NET Fidonet 223/218
(1988-1991)
Mark Windrim
416-593-7460
Arkon BBS, Arkon Info System, Arkon InfoSystem
(1988-1991)
Red Ryder Host
416-598-1934
Boards Galore
(1986-1991)
Steve Webster
416-599-8885
Son of Glad
(1989-1990)
Tony Mason
416-599-9883
Viz Board
(1989)
Greg Richardson
416-607-3617
Fetus Jesus
(1984-1994)
Asphalt Bastard
416-615-8530
Mississauga, ON
Ten Forward, Ten-Forward
(1988-1992)
Peter HolowatenkoBBS64
"I was the SYSOP of the BBS at 416-615-8530 (Ten Forward.) One of my former SYSOPs and good friend, Jeff Goebel, sent me your list and I was pleased to find my old BBS listed. If you're amenable I'd love to give you a small synopsis of it for your file. Additional comments about this BBS you'd like me to know: "I started up Ten Forward as a place for fans for the new STAR TREK : The Next Generation television series to meet, chat and share information about the series. The name Ten Forward came from the bar on the fictional starship of the series, NCC-1701-D USS Enterprise, which was located at the forward most point on the 10th deck of the ship, and so the writers of the show named it Ten Forward. I ran the BBS on one of my Commodore 64 computers on a 2nd line in my childhood home in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada at the time (OK so I'm sure plenty of guys were doing this too.) I was using a "state of the art" USRobotics Sportster 19.2k modem so that visitors could have speedy access (I had started with 1200 baud modem and changed up quickly.) The BBS software I was using was Steve Punter's BBS64 (then his PC version I believe) it was part of the small and definitely busy PunterNet BBS network. I tried my best to make the screens all look like the ST:TNG LCARS computer screens, except that I did it all with extended ASCII/ANSI characters and not with graphic files. Man what I could have done with HTML or Flash today. I have very fond memories of running the BBS, of the late night chat requests from folks that logged in to checkout the latest news (I had a 15ft satellite dish and recorded the ST:TNG episodes a week in advance of actualy broadcast.) And I often gave synopsis of episodes to come (with all the spoiler alerts I could put in at the time.) And of course the download zone was visited often for the early GIF format picturs of the stars of the Star Trek universe. I beleive that I had over 300 registered users that dialled in regularly (from across North America) when I finally shut it down. It was quite popular at the time." - Peter Holowatenko
416-621-7430
NSA IDN, Phosphoric Acid, Phosphoric Acid BBS
(1989-1992)
Mark Sauer
416-622-3785
Eaton's Sherway
(1986)
Mark Windrim
416-622-4807
Qrun Electronic BBS, Quickrun
(1987-1988)
Michael Kastelein
416-622-8254
ETOBICOKE HUB, Great White North, Great White North HST, The ASCII Exchange, The ASCII Exchange HST, TORONTO WEST HUB
(1986-1988)
Rob Benner, Rob Benner & Mark Windrim
416-624-5431
PET BBS PSI WordPro, PSI WordPro
(1982-1985)
PET BBS
416-627-4002
HUGS HST
(1988-1992)
Drew Riva
416-628-0789
Omega Quadrant
(1988)
Scott Daniels
416-632-5653
Burlington, Ontario,
The French Connexion
(1982-2001)
Phil FrenchTFC
416-633-0150
The Health and Medicine BBS
(1989)
Ray Gray
416-637-0500
Grapevine
(1989)
Scott Ramey
416-638-7737
The Nameless BBS
(1989-1991)
Darren Moir
416-638-9016
The Generation Gap
(1989-1991)
David Moir
416-639-7209
Dog Days
(1986)
Myles Edmonds
416-641-5491
Bob's Board
(1988-1989)
Robert Ensing
416-646-0263
Niagara Net, T-C-II, The Town Crier, The Towne Crier
(1988-1995)
Tony BrandonWildcat
416-646-0568
Allante, CPS, Net247 File Distribution, Net247 NEC, Niagara North I, Tantra BBS
(1989-1995)
Don Arseneau
416-646-7104
Imperial Terran Traders II
(1989-1990)
Mark Hockings
416-646-7105
Imperial Terran Traders HST, Imperial Terran Traders I
(1989-1990)
Mark Hockings
416-646-7368
Bloom County
(1989-1990)
Joe Cascanette
416-648-5079
The Right Stuff, The Right Stuff HST
(1988-1992)
Dave Jones, David L Jones
416-649-3691
, Claremont, ON
The Moss BBS, The Sky High BBS
(1987-1988)
William GoosmanFidoNet
"After learning CBM and getting my own Commodore 64 I finally got an IBM clone with a 2400 baud modem running fidonet with it's own dedicated line. I found it amazing being able to communicate, share and develop early applications with what felt like a very exclusive club. We were always wondering what was around the next corner and this BBS was unfortunately ended by a lightening strike that destroyed the modem." - William Goosman
416-654-1268
Mirror Reality
(1988)
Ian Bonnycastle
416-654-6676
Digital Whisper, The Toronto Transfer Connection
(1989-1991)
Ian Bonnycastle
416-654-8847
AmigaIntuition, Club Amiga
(1988)
416-654-8854
Ziebmef
(1988)
416-658-0327
The Chip Board
(1988-1991)
Paul Chvostek
416-662-6424
Alternative BBS, Spy's Inc., Spys Inc, The Necromancer's Hollow
(1988-1994)
Jason Hersey
416-664-1208
The Drive-In
(1989-1990)
John-Paul Roberts
416-664-6959
Acropolis, Acropolis HST, Golden Horseshoe
(1987-1989)
Peter Blahut
416-665-2177
Toronto Swappe Shoppe BBS
(1984)
416-668-4608
DURHAM CENTRAL, WDIX, WHITBY-OSHAWA HUB, Whitby/Oshawa HUB
(1988-1990)
Klaus Naujok
416-679-4473
Sports Board HST
(1989)
Ben Kalika
416-679-4878
Audiophile
(1989-1990)
Chuck Sharshin
416-682-1123
Hogan's Alley IV, Hogan's Alley IV DS HST, Hogan's Alley IV DSHST, Niagara North HUB
(1989-1994)
Stuart KirkWildcat
416-683-9124
SDF-3
(1988)
Jason Low
416-684-4687
The Cutting Edge
(1988-1992)
Rob KennedyWildcat
416-684-7710
Doctor On Board, Doctor on Board HST, Doctor on Board: NEC 247, Niagara, Niagara Net, NIAGARA NORTH, Niagara North HUB
(1988-1992)
Hugh MitchellWildcat
416-685-5658
Compro Systems
(1989)
Wildcat
416-686-7489
Hot Info Line BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
416-687-4978
Bob's Bored
(1989)
Robert Ensing
416-690-2464
Toronto, Ontario, ON
Far Jewel
(1988-1997)
Robert RadfordRed Ryder Host, Red Ryder Host/Second Sight
416-691-0357
Castle Quest, The Adventurer's Pub
(1986-1990)
Michael HainsworthFido, PC-Board, Custom
" "The Adventurer's Pub was dedicated to fans of everything from "Adventure" to "Zork" and all in between. I had hex-edited some of the hard coded elements of Fido to give the BBS a unique look, such as changing (M)essages to [M]essages, etc. I switched software several times, even running PC Board's quasi-public domain version. I recall spending countless nights designing ANSI graphics-based login screens on my monochrome green monitor. One false move in an ANSI animation, and you virtually had to start over. Nothing was more disappointing than showing off a screen on someone's EGA monitor only to realise I had used a horrific colour combination that *looked* great, but only in monochrome. The main screen looked like a castle with the various towers representing the different forums. In the late 80's I found myself programming my own BBS software in compiled BASIC on my new Amiga 2000. "Castle Quest" was designed to be what would now be considered a MUD, a virtual world where the visitors would wander through forests and mazes picking up objects and fighting off monsters. While I went as far as having the necessary tools such as map editors and log scanners, Castle Quest never made it out of public-access beta 'cos I could never really get the serial port I/O stable enough to keep the machine from locking up. I eventually abandoned SysOping after my first real girlfriend expressed her displeasure at the amount of time I was spending in front of a screen, only to return as an "Admin" in the late 90's running FirstClass for Macintosh as a GUI-based BBS called "Sanctuary." Needless to say, my girlfriend at the time was more understanding..." - Michael Hainsworth
416-691-6464
N.S.S.B.
(1986)
Sean Wenzel
416-692-5633
The Memory Chip
(1988)
Erick Vandenburg
416-694-0942
The COM Connection
(1986)
Ron Provost
416-728-9195
A.M.C.I.S. II
(1987)
Dean Forester
416-731-4797
THE JAIL
(1985)
416-733-0632
The But n'Ben, The Control Board
(1989-1990)
Iain Grant
416-733-9052
St. Catharines, Ontario
PC Connect, PC COnnect PCB REL, White River Software
(1989-1996)
John ScarfonePCBoard
416-736-4268
The ASCII Exchange HST
(1989-1990)
Rob Benner
416-737-4427
Mining Connexion
(1987-1988)
Milton Lamb
416-737-8472
Yorkshire BBS HST, Yorkshire Rose
(1989-1999)
Colin Marsden
416-740-3417
COMTECH
(1988)
Steve Ford
416-743-6703
Echo Distribution 4* *, FileHUB 4, MetroHUB 4, NaNet HUB 4, TIBM Wizard, TIBM Wizard BBS Node #1, UCNet Hub 4, UseNet HUB 4, UUCP HUB 4
(1989-1998)
Ray Dyer
416-743-9187
FileHUB 6, Greater Toronto Area HUB 6, MetroHUB 6, Millenium House, Millenium1, Millennium I, Millennium Systems HST, Millennium/2, NaNet HUB 6, Net 250 NEC, Toronto South East, UseNet HUB 6, UUCP HUB 6
(1987-1996)
Scott Patterson, Don Parks, Ted Whitton
416-744-2352
TCSN
(1986)
Mark Windrim
416-751-3775
Toronto, Canada,
The Mortuary
(1983-1987)
The Undertaker / Dr. AbyssTeleCat - AppleNet - GBBS - CatFur
"Over the years the software changed as the BBS grew. Starting as AppleNet and Telecat slowly modified to include a decent gambling casino and catfur Section until it finally blew up in 1987." - The Undertaker
416-751-6337
CD Access, PC-Canada Line 2, PC-Canada Optical Disk PCB15, TorusSupp
(1984-1996)
Steve Johns, Doug Peel, Bob EyerPCBoard
416-754-1471
Bits n' Bytes
(1987-1988)
Kai Tang
416-757-2530
The Serial Port
(1987-1991)
Bob Purdie
416-758-4517
Association of Canadian Sysops
(1989-1992)
Dan Edwards
416-759-3757
Terminator BBS, Toronto South East
(1988-1993)
Jeff Tremblay
416-760-7490
The Synapse
(1989)
David Dmytryshyn
416-762-6625
Prism
(1988)
Peter Skotnyk
416-764-0508
Thornhill, Ont.
BauD Enterprises, Thornhill Weekend Interactive Telecommunications (TWIT)
(1985-1988)
Bram AbramsonFido
416-764-0906
Baudy Talk, Breakfast Serial, The Happenstance BBS
(1988-1995)
James Rosenzweig
416-766-2728
The Digital Spectrum #2
(1987-1989)
Mark Windrim
416-766-3038
Stelex Sector BBS
(1989)
416-766-6777
Clone Systems
(1987-1988)
Mike Thompson
416-766-7261
Digital Spectrum #1 223/1, Spectra Net, The Digital Spectrum #1
(1987-1991)
Mark Windrim
416-766-7829
The Digital Spectrum #3
(1987-1989)
Mark Windrim
416-767-8701
Info Access, Info/Access
(1988-1991)
Wildcat
416-769-5103
DASH*NET System 2
(1988)
John Hladun
416-773-6109
Toronto, CANADA
CAP/AnalysisSpt
(1986-1996)
Jeff GerschkowPCBoard
"Became CAP/USA after moving to the USA (708-854-0255)." - Derren Whiteman
416-778-5346
Core Software Systems, CSS Gatelink, CSSNetLink
(1989-1991)
Joe Baptista
416-781-6325
PC Source II
(1989)
Aubrey Reid
416-783-7150
A-Board
(1988)
416-785-8999
Toronto, ONT
ELITE BBS
(1983-1987)
admiral jamesondarkstar v2 (c-64 colour)
"One of the first colour BBS for c-64, written by Alan Peters, many elite meets (captain colgate of terminal velocity was 1st)."
416-787-2586
The LIST Support BBS
(1987)
Paul Nybida
416-788-0667
Panther II BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
416-788-3973
The Packet Inn
(1989-1990)
Tony Modafferi
416-820-6137
Back Board Systems, Back Board Systems II
(1989-1992)
Gary Bilobrk
416-822-4974
MaSNeT Software
(1989-1992)
Michael Shiels
416-823-0392
Tandy Support Network
(1988)
Ray Gardner
416-823-0556
Back Board Systems HST, Back Board Systems I, Back Board Systems Mail Room, Creator Test Bench, D11 IFNA Director, Halt/Peel Net Host, Halton Peel Net, Halton/Peel NEC, Net 250 D'Bridge Help, Net 259 Nodelist/Application Coordinator, Net259 D'Bridge Help, Net259 Treasurer, Quick Support Canada, QuickBBS Support Canada, R12 Echo Coord HST, Reg 12 EchoCoord
(1988-1993)
John Rafuse
416-823-1355
MaSNeT Software
(1989)
Michael Shiels
416-823-4521
Colour Dragon I, Colour Dragon VI, Colour Dragon VI SeaDog/TBBS, Colour Dragon ][, Halton/Peel NEC, Net 259 East, Southern Ontario Net, Spectra Net
(1988-1994)
Bruce Smith
416-823-6420
Colour Dragon V, Net 259 East
(1988-1991)
Bruce Smith, Sue Smith
416-823-7781
Dragon Sun
(1988)
Wayne Powell
416-824-5139
The Programmers Guild
(1988-1991)
Warren Shcmitt
416-824-6660
The Diving Board II
(1989)
Richard Best
416-826-3274
Mississauga, ON
Asterisk
(1985-1994)
Peter BennettTBBS
416-826-5394
Mississauga, ONT
RCP/M Mississauga HUG
(1982-1983)
Jud NewellRCPM
416-827-0704
The Amateur Radio BBS
(1987-1999)
Phil Thompson
416-831-9180
FOXWOOD!, Foxwood! BBS
(1987-1991)
Barry Carter
416-836-0494
Alternate Reality
(1989)
Steve Fulton
416-839-7168
The Parthenon
(1988)
Doug Archell
416-839-7191
Nova
(1988)
Bryan Archell
416-840-5269
Frontline
(1989)
Wildcat
416-842-1371
Katnet I
(1988)
Tom Shapiro
416-844-1792
Matt's Moouse, OAKVILLE HUB
(1986)
Matt. Mackinnon
416-844-7578
The Back Room II
(1987-1989)
Dave Freeman
416-845-3224
Sheridan College
(1988-1996)
Hal Mueller
416-849-1159
Acting Net259 NC, Burlington HUB, Burlington Oakville, Halton/Peel Network, Net 259 South, Net259 Nodelist CoOrdinator, Net259 South, OAKVILLE HUB, Oakville/Milton HUB, STAO's BBS
(1987-1993)
John Eix
416-849-7564
Cell Block 9
(1988)
Jim Bottrell
416-850-2275
The Night Club
(1989-1990)
David Paiva
416-853-4681
NEWMARKET, The Frisch Tank
(1989-1991)
Mike Frisch
416-853-7095
The Circuit Board
(1989-1991)
Brent Vernon
416-854-0148
Campbellville, ONT
Halton Fido
(1986-1987)
Trevor McPhersonFidoNet, Opus
"Funny what you find when you Google your own name on the Internet. In any event, much of my "SysOp" days are a blur. I was really just a kid at the time - but it was certainly an interesting time. I remember thinking "Wow"...I can send a message to someone running a system in California and it will get there overnight...(through all of the FidoNet hubs, etc.). By the time I was about half way through grade nine I found *other* interests and our family moved back to Oakville. That was it for BBSing." - Trevor McPherson
416-854-0178
Fido's Net, Network 23
(1987-1989)
Steve BrittonFidoNet
416-855-2257
Colour Dragon II, Colour Dragon ][
(1987-1990)
Bruce Smith, Sue Smith, Sean Smith
416-858-9508
Infoland, Voices, Voices InfoLand
(1988-1991)
Andy Peng
416-867-9663
Toronto, Ontario
A:Ware Inc, RT Labs
(1989-1993)
Robert Ames, Peter Fitzsimmons
416-876-1816
Brain Dead, Brain Dead HST
(1988-1990)
Richard Illes, Richard Illess
416-876-1844
Dragon's Lair Genl Interest
(1989-1991)
Garry Unger
416-878-5935
M.C.S., MCS BBS
(1988-1995)
Robert Kowalchuk, Rob KowalchukPCBoard
416-884-5556
The Mining Connexion
(1986)
Milton Lamb
416-884-5699
Control Board, The Control Board II
(1988-1996)
Erik Sonstenes
416-889-1994
Blues Brothers BBS, The Blues Brothers BBS
(1989-1991)
Simon Rucker
"The Blues Brothers BBS was a short-lived BBS running only a little over a year. I ran it on an IBM PC Model 30 with a 20Mb drive and a 2400 bps modem my parents had bought for my 13th birthday. I did it mostly as a challenge to myself since I didn't know much about computers when I started. I downloaded and set up QuickBBS, painstakingly built my ANSI screens, got listed in Toronto Computes and waited for the phone to ring. Not a lot of activity at first but then things got good once I added some online games. Just as I joined Fidonet the BBS got trashed. First the hard drive had a hiccup and trashed the FAT table. I got it all fixed up but capped it off by doing an accidental del *.* in the QBBS directory. The did it in and I never put it back together again. Sorry no screens to send you since it's all long gone. It was fun and it gave me a lot of enjoyment and skills I still use today in my IT job." - Simon Rucker
416-891-2128
FidoNet Sysops of Toronto, Toronto South West
(1989)
Mike SharmaFidoNet
416-892-4689
Fonthill, ON
Zeus II
(1988-1991)
Michael ZanussiWildcat
"Run out of my parents' attic on a CompuAdd 286 with a full-height 10 MB Miniscribe hard drive and a 2400 baud modem, single dedicated line. My site acted as a FidoNet hub, traffic typically between St. Catharines and Welland. I remember working hard to scrape up the $100 or so it cost for the Wildcat software. Site was shut down when I relocated to San Diego in 1989." - Michael Zanussi
416-896-1265
DiSC, MISSISSAUGA HUB
(1986)
Mark Windrim
416-896-1446
Mississauga, Ontario
PSI-WordPro
(1981-1997)
Steve PunterCustom PET, BBS64, PC-PunterNet
"I wrote all of my own BBS software, as well as a transfer protocol use primarily by Commodore users that became known unofficially as "Punter Protocol". My first BBS ran on a Commodore PET and used a 300-baud acoustically-coupled modem. In order to have it answer the phone automatically, I built my own circuit for that purpose. The original phone number was 416-624-xxxx (I can't remember the last 4 digits) until 1985, at which time the BBS moved to a new location and got the phone number 416-896-1446. After the area code split in the early 1990s, the number became 905-896-1446. I also create the PunterNet BBS network, and although it was quite small compared to FidoNet and others, it had Nodes throughout North America (including one in Hawaii) and a few in Australia." - Steve Punter
416-897-2594
The Neutral Zone
(1987-1988)
Joe Chiazzese
416-898-4826
Newmarket, ON
MetroHUB 9, MetroHUB North, Scott's Basement
(1989-1992)
Scott Simpson
416-920-6839
Star Trek
(1988-1991)
Jason Gould
416-920-7623
Oriental Express
(1988)
Eric Chan
416-924-4325
Coast to Coast
(1989-1990)
Gerald Sommise
416-924-9523
Eden Foundation
(1989)
416-926-9437
Softswitch Online
(1988)
Terence Chan
416-937-0507
The Tele Exchange HST
(1989)
David Toth
416-937-2920
HAM BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
416-937-7365
PC Pipeline
(1989)
Wildcat
416-945-6272
Data Terminals INC
(1989)
Marc Nowacki
416-947-9946
Bunch of 7
(1988-1991)
Shirley Myer, Karen Wehrstein
416-967-5745
Programmer's Resource, RDOS Support, TORONTO SOUTH
(1987-1988)
Simon Ewins
416-967-7665
Toronto, Ont.
The POOL
(1984-1994)
Michael Inman
"I started it as an ArtCulteral BBS representing the Toronto Art Community." - Michael Inman
416-969-8717
Kintracers
(1989-1992)
Ken Gowie
416-978-4582
Bumble Bee's Nest, The Bumble Bees Nest
(1989-1992)
Chris Plowright, Ron Coleman
416-978-7968
U of T Computer Shop BBS
(1989)
James Rosenzweig
416-979-3765
The Glad Club
(1988-1991)
Tony Mason
298 Sysops currently listed.
337 BBSes Listed.